2015 E-Scan goes global
‘TLISC’s Amanda Thomas and Paul Walsh present the 2015 E-Scan to Surmana Abdurahman, Chairman BNSP, Indonesia.’
2015 E-Scan goes global
Findings from the 2015 Transport and Logistics Environmental Scan (E-scan) were presented to audiences in China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam last month, generating great interest.
The E-Scan provides strategic guidance for the industry and identifies key areas of focus for TLISC for the next 12 months. It includes:
- Current and emerging skill needs identified for the continuous improvement of the TLISC Training Packages
- Up-to-date industry intelligence on skill and labour shortages
- Information on the deployment of new technology and application of innovative practices
Attendees noted many issues raised in the E-Scan for Australian businesses were experienced across the region. There too, the diversity of the Transport and Logistics industry and the large proportion of very small operators mean businesses vary greatly in their business practices and innovation capacity, as well as in their ability to attract, train and retain staff.
Establishing agile and efficient supply chains into Asia will be crucial to Australia’s economic prosperity in the coming years – and a major challenge for our industry. Asia is set to overtake the combined economic output of Europe and North America by 2020. There will be more than three billion middle-class consumers on Australia’s doorstep by 2030, up from 500 million today.
The implications for our workforce are immediate. For example, in the Aviation sector the strong growth in air passenger and cargo movements in the Asia-Pacific region will create strong demand for baggage handling and ground crew staff. While domestic demand for Pilots is expected to remain relatively stable, there will be strong competition for skilled and experience workers internationally. In Logistics, the ever-increasing interactions with our Asian partners are key drivers of the shifting of warehousing hubs to airport locations, the building of highly specialised warehouses, and, crucially, the large number of business deals and partnerships which make our region the world’s most dynamic in terms of Transport and Logistics activity.
The 2015 E-Scan is available for download on TLISC’s website. To access it, click on this link or copy this address into your browser: http://tlisc.org.au/industry-intelligence/environmental-scan/.
If you would like to receive a hard copy of the E-Scan, please fill the corresponding online form by clicking on this link.